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#1 araver

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:41 PM

Mystery Operation IV

We've started exploring nearby stars with ships travelling below the speed of light. One of the missions encouters a mysterios artifact orbiting an uninhabited planet prime for terraformation. An away team discovers that it is some sort of station, although it's purposes are still unknown. The station has a large number of rooms, each having an outside control panel with three displays: blue, red and purple.

A quick discovery is that all displays seem to show a number in some alien numbering system. Two buttons are available on the panel. First button can increase the purple display counter (and this is how the alien numbering system was discovered). Only for certain combinations, pressing the second button (let's call it SEND) floods the room with a burst of some form of exotic radiation. Afterwards everything inside the room disappears. The teleportation hypothesis has been advanced by some scientists and trial and error has found a couple of combinations that send everything in the room to a similar structure on the planet below, which holds similar control panels.

Gaining control of the mechanism would greatly improve the chances of terraformation as we do not possess a similar technology and all trips to the planet and back greatly diminish the ships fuel reserves. Unfortunately, pressing the SEND button rescrambles the blue and red counters, so instead of trial and error, a more scientific method must be established. No guide or manual is available, but it stands to reason that some sort of algorithm or simple operation is behind this.

Can you decipher it?

148 ||| 82 = 130
45 ||| 11 = 36
67 ||| 55 = 16
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64 ||| 151 = ?

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:07 AM

The team that is still doing trial and error has come up with a new example.

148 ||| 82 = 130
45 ||| 11 = 36
67 ||| 55 = 16
37 ||| 177 = 154
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64 ||| 151 = ?

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 09:59 AM

95 or 115

Edited by stalingino, 20 January 2011 - 10:04 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:01 AM

Spoiler for


No, that's not the answer.

And please use spoilers ;) Thanks.

Edited by araver, 20 January 2011 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:02 PM

95 or 115

Please explain.

Or compute this:
66 ||| 23 = ?
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:08 AM

Well, since I got no confirmation, moving on.
Adding another example to the operation, and keeping the second challenge:

148 ||| 82 = 130
45 ||| 11 = 36
67 ||| 55 = 16
37 ||| 177 = 154
64 ||| 151 = 115
57 ||| 39 = 80
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66 ||| 23 = ?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:14 PM

Not sure anyone else is following this, but adding another example.

148 ||| 82 = 130
45 ||| 11 = 36
67 ||| 55 = 16
37 ||| 177 = 154
64 ||| 151 = 115
57 ||| 39 = 80
16 ||| 36 = 22
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66 ||| 23 = ?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:46 PM

Spoiler for I believe the answer is

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:30 AM

Spoiler for I believe the answer is

Sorry, it's not.
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:31 AM

Adding another example.

148 ||| 82 = 130
45 ||| 11 = 36
67 ||| 55 = 16
37 ||| 177 = 154
64 ||| 151 = 115
57 ||| 39 = 80
16 ||| 36 = 22
65 ||| 85 = 22
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66 ||| 23 = ?

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